Runner bean vinaigrette

Introducing the delicious “Purchased Bean Vinaigrette” recipe page! It is important to note that this flavor-packed recipe contains pork and is intended for non-Muslims. For those who aren’t anchovy fans, fear not! We offer a delicious alternative as grilled bacon or bacon can be added to provide the perfect salty kick you desire. Prepare for a culinary adventure that will tantalize your taste buds.


  • 2 eggs
  • 500g runner beans, fully prepared and halved lengthwise (see tip below)
  • 1 tbsp olive or sunflower oil
  • 85g good white bread, chopped into coarse crumbs
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • small bunch of chives, chopped
  • 4 anchovies in olive oil, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, sunflower oil or other mild oil
  • 1 tbsp virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp English mustard

Preparation steps

  1. Place the eggs in a pot of cold water, bring to the boil and then simmer for 8 minutes.
  2. Place the beans in a steamer or heatproof colander, cover, and steam over the egg pan for 4-5 minutes, until just tender and very bright green.
  3. In the meantime, mix the ingredients for the dressing and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cool the eggs under cold water and then peel them.
  5. Heat a frying pan and add the oil.
  6. Add the breadcrumbs and the whole garlic clove.
  7. Stir until toasted, golden brown and just infused with the garlic, about 3 minutes.
  8. Chop and mix eggs, chives and anchovies.
  9. Mix the still warm beans with the dressing and place on a serving platter.
  10. Top with the anchovy mixture and crumbs, then top with any dressing left in the bowl.

Nutritional Information

283 21g 3g 15g 4g 3g 9g 0.78g

Equipment and tools

To make this runner bean vinaigrette recipe, you will need the following equipment and tools:

  • A frying pan
  • A food processor or blender
  • A garlic press or a knife
  • A pair of kitchen scissors
  • A small bowl or jar for mixing the vinaigrette

Allergen information

This runner bean vinaigrette recipe contains the following allergens:

  • Eggs
  • Anchovies
  • Bread (wheat)

Please be aware of these allergens if you or your guests have dietary restrictions or allergies.

Storage and leftovers

If there are any leftovers of this runner bean vinaigrette, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It lasts up to 3-4 days.

Before using the leftover vinaigrette, stir well or shake to remix the ingredients.

Health Benefits of Runner Bean Vinaigrette

With their delicious flavor and vibrant color, runner beans are packed with numerous health benefits. Combined with the aromatic ingredients of a vinaigrette, this recipe becomes a nutritious and healthy addition to any meal. Let’s explore some of the health benefits that runner bean vinaigrette offers:

1. Rich in fiber

Runner beans are an excellent source of fiber. The fiber content supports digestion, promotes regular bowel movements and helps maintain a healthy weight. Including runner beans in your diet can help keep your digestive system running smoothly.

2. Rich in vitamins and minerals

These powerful beans are a good source of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid and iron. Vitamin C is essential for a healthy immune system, while vitamin K plays a crucial role in blood clotting and bone health. Folate supports cell growth and development and is therefore particularly important for pregnant women.

3. Heart-healthy fats

The olive oil used in the vinaigrette contains heart-healthy fats, including monounsaturated fats. These fats can help lower bad cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. Including olive oil in your diet may contribute to better overall cardiovascular health.

4. Antioxidant properties

Runner beans contain various antioxidants that protect the body from harmful free radicals. Antioxidants play a role in reducing inflammation, preventing chronic disease and supporting healthy aging. Including runner beans in your meal can provide a natural antioxidant boost.

5. Benefits of Mustard and Garlic

This recipe contains English mustard and garlic, both of which have their own health benefits. Garlic is known for its immune-boosting properties and may also help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Mustard, on the other hand, can support digestion and metabolism due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Overall, the runner bean vinaigrette not only satisfies your taste buds, but also provides your body with important nutrients. So next time you make this recipe, think about the numerous health benefits it offers.

Note: Please remember to consult a doctor before making any significant changes to your diet, especially if you have specific health concerns.

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